Charges can be dropped because of procedural delays

Section 11 b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom provides the right of any person charged with an offence to be tried within a reasonable time. Since this section is constitutional in nature, it has precedence over the law as well as the government’s administrative decisions.Then what are the consequences of excessive delays before a trial?The Supreme Court of Canada recently set a ceiling for procedures of 18

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Summary conviction definition

The main offences covered by the Criminal Code that are less or moderately  grievous are either committed through a criminal act or are offences punishable on summary conviction. The latter procedure can also be called a summary prosecution.It must be understood that a summary prosecution can entail a criminal record, just as an indictable offence. The differences are rather procedural than material.An offence that is punishable on summary conviction involves

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